6-year-old boy shoots his little sister in Indiana

6-year-old boy shoots his little sister in Indiana

Tuesday, July 26, at A tragic incident occurred in eastern Indiana. A 6-year-old boy shot and killed his 5-year-old sister at their home in Muncie, 100 kilometers northeast of Indianapolis. Police and an ambulance arrived on South Monroe Street around 2:25 pm and found the child with a severe gunshot wound to the head. Read today in magazineUSA.ONE:

A 6-year-old boy fatally shot his younger sister

Their parents have already been held accountable.

A boy shot his 5-year-old sister with a gun 6-year-old boy shoots his little sister in Indiana

The injured girl was rushed to the IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital, but could not be saved. Around 6 pm, the doctors pronounced the child dead. A 6-year-old boy took one of two loaded pistols from his parents' bedroom safe while his mother slept. Playing, he pulled the trigger and accidentally shot his 5-year-old sister. The child told the police that he found the key to the safe and decided to use it.

According to the children's father, 28-year-old Jacob Curtis Grayson, his son had opened a safe with a loaded weapon before, so he moved it to another place on a chest of drawers. And 27-year-old mother Kimberly Daniel told the police that she lay down for only 5 minutes. Later it turned out that the parents took the boy to the shooting range, where they taught him to shoot with a pistol.

When inspecting the house, law enforcement officers noted that the living conditions in it are deplorable. According to them, food and garbage were scattered everywhere, animal excrement was visible, and some of it was smeared on the walls. Obviously, the children slept on dirty mattresses on the floor without blankets or sheets. Now their parents face criminal prosecution.

According to Deputy Police Chief Melissa Criswell, Jacob and Kimberly Grayson were charged with child neglect resulting in the death of one of them, and three more counts. In total, they can receive up to 40 years in prison. As of Tuesday evening, it was known that the father of the deceased girl was released on bail of 65 thousand dollars. While his wife remains behind bars.

Muncie Police Chief Nate Sloan said gun ownership carries grave consequences, and ignoring safety rules puts the most vulnerable citizens at risk of death. He emphasized that it is the responsibility of every owner of a firearm to properly store and care for it.

"Pistols should never be within reach of children or those who cannot be trusted to handle them. . In a house where there are children, weapons should be stored in a securely closed safe, preferably in a specialized one, & # 34; — said Nate Sloan.

Meanwhile, the United States is preparing to pronounce a sentence on 21-year-old Robert Crimo, who on July 4 shot from the roof of the house at the participants of the Independence Day parade in Highland Park in Chicago. As a result, 7 people died and dozens were injured. He is charged with 117 counts, 21 of which are murder in the first degree. Crimo's trial will take place on 3 August. He admitted his guilt. Prosecutors say he faces a life sentence.

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